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Mar

31

2014

Il me reste une chambre en suite…”

“I have one en-suite room left…”

A listener asked about the expression above, from Lesson 48, “I’d like to book a room, please…”… Read More

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Mar

04

2014

“Es-tu allé au cinéma ces derniers temps?”

“Have you been to the cinema recently?”

In our next lesson, we'll be discussing a film. In our conversation, Sabine talks about Dallas Buyers' Club, a film she saw just last night. Bertrand, hasn't yet seen the film, but is eager to discover what it's about.… Read More

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Feb

22

2014

“Nelson Mandela: comment se fait-il que l'on parle autant de lui?”

“Nelson Mandela: how is it that people speak so much of him?”

If ever the term 'great statesman' were relevant, it could surely be attributed to Nelson Mandela. In our conversation this time, Bertrand puts some questions to Béatrix to discover why, exactly, Mandela became such an icon.… Read More

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Jan

24

2014

“As-tu entendu parler des ouvriers migrants au Qatar?”

“Have you heard about the migrant workers in Qatar?”

Our lesson this time focuses on working conditions as Qatar develops its infrastructure for the football World Cup in 2022.… Read More

Jan

09

2014

“Dépêchons-nous de rentrer avant qu’il ne pleuve…”

“Let's hurry home before it rains…”

Today, a listener sent us the kind message below… with an interesting question. Let's take a closer look.… Read More

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Lesson no: 190, Level: Advanced

Le phénomène Macron ... en marche!

Our lesson this time - for Advanced learners – focuses on the stunning rise to the French presidency of the youthful Emmanuel Macron at just 39 years of age. How, exactly, did he manage to pull off such a victory? Let’s discuss.

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Lesson no: 189, Level: Intermediate

Comment parler d’un accident de la route?

A listener wondered if we could do a lesson on the basis of a traffic accident. So that’s what we’ve done : we’ve simulated a discussion on the basis of a minor accident that did actually occur recently at our end. Let’s start with a conversation: then we’ll look closely at the vocabulary.

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Lesson no: 188, Level: Intermediate

Le retrait des États-Unis de l’Accord de Paris

The withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Accord on climate change caused consternation worldwide, not least as almost all countries signed up to its terms in 2016. Let’s talk about the decision of the U.S. administration to withdraw. We’ll discover how to make use of a whole range of interesting vocabulary. C’est parti!

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Lesson no: 187, Level: Intermediate

Un diplôme universitaire, cela en vaut-il la peine?

In some countries, particularly the U.S., a university education has become so expensive that some wonder if it is even worth going to college at all, any more. Let’s start with a conversation. Then we’ll come back and look more closely at some key vocabulary.

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Lesson no: 186, Level: Intermediate

"Est-ce que tu regardes quelque chose d'intéressant à la télé?"

It’s holiday season, a time of year when we might discuss a film or TV series we’ve seen. That’s the subject of our conversation this time. First, let’s talk about a French production called ‘Spiral’.

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